Shalom Life | July 01, 2014

What You Missed in the News: July 28 – August 4

Our Top Stories this week include Magic Johnson, Leonard Cohen, Umami Burger, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, and more

By: Daniel Koren

Published: August 4th, 2014 in News » World

What You Missed in the News: July 28 - August 4

It was an informative week in the news, particularly here at Shalom Life. To recap, we have compiled a list of our top stories for the week of July 28th, containing our most read, most interesting, and most talked about material focusing on a range of topics that include news, culture, business, technology, politics and more.

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The Top Ten Leonard Cohen Songs

A look at some of the most poetic, and beautiful, songs written by the iconic singer/songwriter

Startup Club: HopOn

The Tel Aviv-based company looks to make the morning commute to work a pain-free and simple endeavor

Magic Johnson, Other NBA Players Call Off Visit to Israel

Were originally scheduled to play at the opening of Jerusalem’s new arena

Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Other Spanish Celebrities Call Israeli Operation “Genocide”

The Hollywood couple signed a letter in Spanish condemning the IDF

Shalom, Suriname: A Jewish Culture Guide

This South American nature once held a community of settlers called Jodensavanne (the Jewish Savannah).

How Tel Aviv University Supports the IDF

From terror tunnel detection systems to programs helping children cope with the psychological toll of the conflict, TAU continues to contribute to the national security of the State of Israel

American Groups Give Back to IDF’s Lone Soldiers

Friends of Israel Defense Forces and other groups unite to support non-Israeli soldiers fighting in Gaza

The Love Jewce: Why Ron Dermer and other NJB’s are Freaking Sexy

A look at those “sexy Jewish men” who are making it known that they support Israel

Will Rising European anti-Semitism Lead to a ‘New’ Holocaust?

European, Israeli leaders hold emergency session after “rising wave of violent anti-Semitic and anti-Israel demonstrations sweeping Europe”

An Interview with Umami Burger Creator Adam Fleischman

We speak to the renowned chef and owner of the growing restaurant chain about burgers, chocolate fried chicken, and how he comes up with his unique recipes

The Nosh Pit – Kosher Donut Recipes

Now that donuts have surpassed cupcakes as the latest dessert fad, let’s celebrate with these yummy kosher recipes.

Op-Ed: A Firsthand Perspective from Israel

“Everyone is too aware of the ‘news’ to watch, while Israeli flags fly proudly outside stores and businesses. There is a wave of patriotism mixed in with the concern.”


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Is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge a Model for Jewish Fundraising?

September 08, 2014 | By Maayan Jaffe
Is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge a Model for Jewish Fundraising?

The Facebook frenzy created by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has now been replaced by back-to-school photographs, but the results have left leading Jewish organizations asking themselves, "Is this the fundraising wave of the future?"

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Celebrity-Studded Stand Up To Cancer Telethon Raises $109 Million

September 08, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Celebrity-Studded Stand Up To Cancer Telethon Raises $109 Million

The broadcast exceeded the 2012 fundraiser by $28 million.

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Meet Israel’s First Conservative Gay Rabbi

September 08, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Meet Israel's First Conservative Gay Rabbi

British Rabbi Mikie Goldstein will lead Congregation Adat Shalom Emanuel in Rehovot

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Some Degrassi Fan Is Putting Drake’s Photo on Toronto’s Wheelchair Accessibility Signs

September 08, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Some Degrassi Fan Is Putting Drake's Photo on Toronto's Wheelchair Accessibility Signs

Toronto’s physically disabled have been running into Drake’s face all over the city

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TIFF 2014: Nightcrawler

September 08, 2014 | By Anthony Marcusa
TIFF 2014: Nightcrawler

Gyllenhaal is mesmerizing in Dan Gilroy’s latest feature film currently playing at TIFF.

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TIFF 2014: Interview With ‘My Old Lady’ Director, Israel Horovitz

September 08, 2014 | By Anthony Marcusa
TIFF 2014: Interview With ‘My Old Lady’ Director, Israel Horovitz

Horovitz discusses his directorial film debut and the challenges of effectively adapting stage to screen.

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Israeli Police Arrest Members of Hasidic Messianic Prostitution Circle

September 08, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Israeli Police Arrest Members of Hasidic Messianic Prostitution Circle

The messianic cult apparently forced women into prostitution under the influence of drugs and alcohol, to "save the Nation of Israel"

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Israeli Company Looking to Mass Produce Ebola Drug

September 08, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Israeli Company Looking to Mass Produce Ebola Drug

Shares of the Biotech company Protalix soared after reports claiming its US-patented drug is as effect as ZMapp

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